Strong showing for wrestlers at Alma Open

Strong showing for wrestlers at Alma Open

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College wrestling team hosted the 5th annual Alma Open on Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Art Smith Arena, with over 150 wrestlers from 16 colleges and universities participating.

Senior Caleb Huff (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) had the best results for the Scots during the event, finishing second in the 184-pound weight class. Huff posted a major decision over Ohio Northern's Max Dole in the first round before advancing in the quarterfinal round by way of an injury default against Michigan State's Matthew Okaiye. In the semifinals, Huff scored an 8-5 decision over Adrian College's James Davis before falling to Michigan State's Wesley Maskill by a 7-5 margin in the championship bout.

Junior Collin Rankin (Redford, Mich./Redford Union) placed fourth overall in the 197-pound weight class, battling back from a first-round defeat to win three straight matches to advance to the third-place bout. In that match, Rankin faces Muskegon Community College's Baker Hadwan and was pinned 1:38 into the match.

Junior Eric Mason (Gaylord, Mich./Gaylord) was the other Scot to place in the event, finishing fifth in the 197-pound weight class. Mason won his first two matches before falling in the semifinal round.

A number of varsity wrestlers for the Scots sat out this event after competing at Olivet College on Thursday (Jan. 21) evening. The Alma College wrestling team will be back in action on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30, when it travels to Wheaton, Ill., to participate in the Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College.

QUOTES

Head Coach Todd Hibbs

"Caleb Huff battled hard today. He won a big semifinal and wrestled a strong final even in taking the loss. Also happy to see Collin Rankin wrestle well at home again, and Eric Mason have perhaps the best day of his career thus far."

Tournament Results

Open - 125
1st Place - Logan Griffin of Michigan State
2nd Place - Michael Volyanyuk of Michigan
3rd Place - Damian Short of Muskegon Community College
4th Place - Justin Agee of Indiana Tech
5th Place - Derek Thomas of Heidelberg
6th Place - Ngun Uk of Indiana Tech

1st Place Match - Logan Griffin (Michigan State) won by decision over Michael Volyanyuk (Michigan) (Dec 5-1)

3rd Place Match - Damian Short (Muskegon Community College) won by decision over Justin Agee (Indiana Tech) (Dec 10-7)

5th Place Match - Derek Thomas (Heidelberg) won by forfeit over Ngun Uk (Indiana Tech) (FF)

Open - 133
1st Place - Salvatore Profaci of Michigan
2nd Place - Noah Gonser of Eastern Michigan
3rd Place - Garrett Pepple of Indiana University
4th Place - De'Ante Evens of Defiance
5th Place - Sawyer Miller of Indiana Tech
6th Place - Carter Ballinger of Central Michigan

1st Place Match - Salvatore Profaci (Michigan) won by decision over Noah Gonser (Eastern Michigan) (Dec 6-2)

3rd Place Match - Garrett Pepple (Indiana University ) won by decision over De'Ante Evens (Defiance) (Dec 5-0)

5th Place Match - Sawyer Miller (Indiana Tech) won by injury default over Carter Ballinger (Central Michigan) (Inj. 0:00)

Open - 141
1st Place - Cameron Kennedy of Michigan
2nd Place - Kyle Noonan of Central Michigan
3rd Place - Sa'Derian Perry of Eastern Michigan
4th Place - Robert Humphrey of Indiana Tech
5th Place - Trenton Roesly of Adrian College
6th Place - Da'Vion Williams of Indiana Tech

1st Place Match - Cameron Kennedy (Michigan) won by decision over Kyle Noonan (Central Michigan) (Dec 4-1)

3rd Place Match - Sa'Derian Perry (Eastern Michigan) won by major decision over Robert Humphrey (Indiana Tech) (Maj 13-0)

5th Place Match - Trenton Roesly (Adrian College) won by forfeit over Da'Vion Williams (Indiana Tech) (FF)

Open - 149
1st Place - Mason Smith of Central Michigan
2nd Place - Austin Thompson of Michigan State
3rd Place - James Wolfe of Eastern Michigan
4th Place - Richie Screptock of Central Michigan
5th Place - Kendall Newell of Heidelberg
6th Place - Pedro Martinez of Triton College

1st Place Match - Mason Smith (Central Michigan) won by decision over Austin Thompson (Michigan State) (Dec 1-0)

3rd Place Match - James Wolfe (Eastern Michigan) won by decision over Richie Screptock (Central Michigan) (Dec 6-2)

5th Place Match - Kendall Newell (Heidelberg) won by tech fall over Pedro Martinez (Triton College) (TF 19-2)

Open - 157
1st Place - Kaleb Rahoi of Central Michigan
2nd Place - Cody VanderHagen of Michigan
3rd Place - Aaron Calderon of Michigan
4th Place - Logan Parks of Central Michigan
5th Place - Dillon Ellsworth of Michigan State
6th Place - Tevin Machart of Central Michigan

1st Place Match - Kaleb Rahoi (Central Michigan) won in tie breaker - 1 over Cody VanderHagen (Michigan) (TB-1 2-1)

3rd Place Match - Aaron Calderon (Michigan) won by decision over Logan Parks (Central Michigan) (Dec 4-3)

5th Place Match - Dillon Ellsworth (Michigan State) won by injury default over Tevin Machart (Central Michigan) (Inj. 0:00)

Open - 165
1st Place - Gabe Koontz of Indiana University
2nd Place - Jake Weimer of Indiana Tech
3rd Place - Davon Jackson of Muskegon Community College
4th Place - Travis Curley of Michigan State
5th Place - Seth Ferguson of Indiana Tech
6th Place - Seth Meyer of Ohio Northern

1st Place Match - Gabe Koontz (Indiana University ) won by decision over Jake Weimer (Indiana Tech) (Dec 8-3)

3rd Place Match - Davon Jackson (Muskegon Community College) won by medical forfeit over Travis Curley (Michigan State) (MFF)

5th Place Match - Seth Ferguson (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Seth Meyer (Ohio Northern) (Dec 6-5)

Open - 174
1st Place - Christian Brucki of Central Michigan
2nd Place - Myles Amine of Michigan
3rd Place - Devin Skatzka of Indiana University
4th Place - Devan Richter of Muskegon Community College
5th Place - Hunter Rollins of Central Michigan
6th Place - Chad Decker of Eastern Michigan

1st Place Match - Christian Brucki (Central Michigan) won by major decision over Myles Amine (Michigan) (Maj 12-4)

3rd Place Match - Devin Skatzka (Indiana University ) won by fall over Devan Richter (Muskegon Community College) (Fall 1:14)

5th Place Match - Hunter Rollins (Central Michigan) won by major decision over Chad Decker (Eastern Michigan) (Maj 10-1)

Open - 184
1st Place - Wesley Maskill of Michigan State
2nd Place - Caleb Huff of Alma College
3rd Place - Ernest Battaglia of Michigan
4th Place - Tyler Blagg of Muskegon Community College
5th Place - Norman Conley of Indiana University
6th Place - James Davis of Adrian College

1st Place Match - Wesley Maskill (Michigan State) won by decision over Caleb Huff (Alma College) (Dec 7-5)

3rd Place Match - Ernest Battaglia (Michigan) won by major decision over Tyler Blagg (Muskegon Community College) (Maj 15-7)

5th Place Match - Norman Conley (Indiana University ) won by decision over James Davis (Adrian College) (Dec 4-2)

Open - 197
1st Place - Jackson Striggow of Michigan
2nd Place - Tyrus Kemp of Central Michigan
3rd Place - Baker Hadwan of Muskegon Community College
4th Place - Collin Rankin of Alma College
5th Place - Eric Mason of Alma College
6th Place - Jared Langley of Eastern Michigan

1st Place Match - Jackson Striggow (Michigan) won by decision over Tyrus Kemp (Central Michigan) (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match - Baker Hadwan (Muskegon Community College) won by fall over Collin Rankin (Alma College) (Fall 1:38)

5th Place Match - Eric Mason (Alma College) won by medical forfeit over Jared Langley (Eastern Michigan) (MFF)

Open - 285
1st Place - Adam Robinson of Central Michigan
2nd Place - Jacob Roza of Life
3rd Place - Jeff Henderson of Henry ford College
4th Place - Jonathon Morris of Muskegon Community College
5th Place - Beau Swank of Defiance
6th Place - Darian Holmes of Henry ford College

1st Place Match - Adam Robinson (Central Michigan) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jacob Roza (Life) (SV-1 3-1)

3rd Place Match - Jeff Henderson (Henry ford College) won by decision over Jonathon Morris (Muskegon Community College) (Dec 4-2)

5th Place Match - Beau Swank (Defiance) won by fall over Darian Holmes (Henry ford College) (Fall 2:55)

Alma College Results

Open 133 - Aaron Parr-Besemer
Champ. Round 1 - Michael McDonald (Muskegon Community College) won by major decision over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) (Maj 11-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) won by decision over Josh Beacorn (Heidelberg) (Dec 3-3)
Cons. Round 3 - De'Ante Evens (Defiance) won by major decision over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) (Maj 14-5)

Open 141 - Travis DeRosett
Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Noonan (Central Michigan) won by tech fall over Travis DeRosett (Alma College) (TF 20-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Da'Vion Williams (Indiana Tech) won by major decision over Travis DeRosett (Alma College) (Maj 13-0)

Open 149 - Brock Mather
Champ. Round 1 - Brock Mather (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kendall Newell (Heidelberg) won by tech fall over Brock Mather (Alma College) (TF 18-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Brock Mather (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Codey Smock (Adrian College) won by tech fall over Brock Mather (Alma College) (TF 17-2)

Open 149 - Evyn Bryant
Champ. Round 1 - Evyn Bryant (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Evyn Bryant (Alma College) won by fall over Valentino Ortiz (Triton College) (Fall 1:03)
Quarterfinal - Mason Smith (Central Michigan) won by fall over Evyn Bryant (Alma College) (Fall 1:10)
Cons. Round 4 - Evyn Bryant (Alma College) won by fall over Codey Smock (Adrian College) (Fall 3:17)
Cons. Round 5 - Pedro Martinez (Triton College) won by decision over Evyn Bryant (Alma College) (Dec 6-5)

Open 149 - Stephan Orlando
Champ. Round 1 - Stephan Orlando (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Hayden Cregg (Davenport University) won by fall over Stephan Orlando (Alma College) (Fall 4:01)
Cons. Round 2 - Stephan Orlando (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Majoy (Heidelberg) won by fall over Stephan Orlando (Alma College) (Fall 7:00)

Open 157 - Dominick Adams
Champ. Round 1 - Dillon Ellsworth (Michigan State) won by fall over Dominic Adams (Alma College) (Fall 3:51)
Cons. Round 1 - Jon Watkins (Indiana Tech) won by tech fall over Dominic Adams (Alma College) (TF 15-0)

Open 165 - Mitch Franklin
Champ. Round 1 - Seth Meyer (Ohio Northern) won by major decision over Mitch Franklin (Alma College) (Maj 13-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Travis Curley (Michigan State) won by fall over Mitch Franklin (Alma College) (Fall 2:40)

Open 174 - Roderick Howard
Champ. Round 1 - Roderick Howard (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Myles Amine (Michigan) won by fall over Roderick Howard (Alma College) (Fall 1:03)
Cons. Round 2 - Roderick Howard (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Roderick Howard (Alma College) won by fall over Shawn Swiderek (Triton College) (Fall 0:49)
Cons. Round 4 - Roderick Howard (Alma College) won by fall over Phillip Blocker (Adrian College) (Fall 1:12)
Cons. Round 5 - Chad Decker (Eastern Michigan) won by tech fall over Roderick Howard (Alma College) (TF 17-1)

Open 174 - Durham Basso
Champ. Round 1 - Durham Basso (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Devin Skatzka (Indiana University ) won by fall over Durham Basso (Alma College) (Fall 1:49)
Cons. Round 2 - Chris Root (Muskegon Community College) won by tech fall over Durham Basso (Alma College) (TF 16-0)

Open 184 - Caleb Huff's place is 2nd
Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Huff (Alma College) won by major decision over Max Dole (Ohio Northern) (Maj 18-6)
Quarterfinal - Caleb Huff (Alma College) won by injury default over Matthew Okaiye (Michigan State) (Inj. 4:16)
Semifinal - Caleb Huff (Alma College) won by decision over James Davis (Adrian College) (Dec 8-5)
1st Place Match - Wesley Maskill (Michigan State) won by decision over Caleb Huff (Alma College) (Dec 7-5)

Open 197 - Collin Rankin's place is 4th
Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Horwitz (Indiana University ) won by fall over Collin Rankin (Alma College) (Fall 4:27)
Cons. Round 1 - Collin Rankin (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Collin Rankin (Alma College) won by fall over Steven Mudel (Alma College) (Fall 1:02)
Cons. Round 3 - Collin Rankin (Alma College) won by major decision over Eppe Saarenheimo-Vanderhorst (Heidelberg) (Maj 11-1)
Cons. Semi - Collin Rankin (Alma College) won by tech fall over Jared Langley (Eastern Michigan) (TF 16-0)
3rd Place Match - Baker Hadwan (Muskegon Community College) won by fall over Collin Rankin (Alma College) (Fall 1:38)

Open 197 - Steven Mudel
Champ. Round 1 - Steven Mudel (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Tyrus Kemp (Central Michigan) won by fall over Steven Mudel (Alma College) (Fall 1:55)
Cons. Round 2 - Collin Rankin (Alma College) won by fall over Steven Mudel (Alma College) (Fall 1:02)

Open 197 - Eric Mason's place is 5th
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Mason (Alma College) won by decision over Wallace Grinager (Davenport University) (Dec 7-4)
Quarterfinal - Eric Mason (Alma College) won by fall over Omar Canelas (Muskegon Community College) (Fall 6:21)
Semifinal - Tyrus Kemp (Central Michigan) won by decision over Eric Mason (Alma College) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Semi - Baker Hadwan (Muskegon Community College) won by decision over Eric Mason (Alma College) (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match - Eric Mason (Alma College) won by medical forfeit over Jared Langley (Eastern Michigan) (MFF)

Open 285 - Cameron Daniels
Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Daniels (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Jonathon Morris (Muskegon Community College) won by decision over Cameron Daniels (Alma College) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Cameron Daniels (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Cameron Daniels (Alma College) won by fall over Clearance Kennedy (Adrian College) (Fall 0:52)
Cons. Round 4 - Zac Rieger (Adrian College) won by decision over Cameron Daniels (Alma College) (Dec 2-0)